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post #11 of 33 Old 01-31-2016, 05:33 PM
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The Oil level I suspect is Husky filling to manu. specs. However, the drain extension takes up some oil volume.....so possibly it's showing on the low mark hash due to that. JUST a guesstimate on my part.

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I have had zero problems with my st227.

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I have had zero problems with my st227.

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My experience is the same. Absolutely no regrets about choosing this model.

I have some thoughts on the worn skid shoes and the subsequent worn scraper blade, but mine has also been used by a neighbor on his "concrete pads with [sunken] brick ribbon dividers" driveway several times this season. I ended up making extended plastic skids that help some, but not completely. I'm working on a design improvement that may help keep the scraper from crashing into every uneven joint edge on his driveway.

I just flipped the scraper blade around to start its second life. Blades are <$10 to replace, no worry. The spares bin now has replacement belts, scraper blades, shear-pins/bolts, new shoes, and few sets of my own extended plastic shoes.

So no more snow and no risk of any of that being needed of course.

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Mine gets neighborhood driveway duty, so it sees a few 'extra' hours of use each deserving snowfall.

Bottom line is that the wear this first season is pretty much user-induced, wth the possible exception of the skid shoes. The little Hobbs meter I installed is showing almost 16 engine hours so far, to keep all this in perspective.

At the end of the "serious-snow" season I may pull the transmission & belt covers off and clean/inspect everything before pickling and bagging it for off-season hibernation.

New Husqy ST227P for 2014-15 snow season.

I love my snowblower. Every beat of it's little heart is one mine won't have to take.
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Some pre-season follow-up:

-- I pulled the belt cover off for a look at the belts, and found both belts in pretty much as-new condition. Had I not found and stocked spares, of course the originals would be near death if not already expired.

-- The off-season storage had it under a nylon cover (Amazon accessory) that did a nice job of keeping it all but dust-free as it hunkers in the corner of the garage workbay. A blast of compressed air, and it looks showroom fresh.

-- Gas was drained and carb run completely out prior to storage. A few squirts of ATF went in the spark plug hole and the plug is back in finger-loose. I'll probably go fill the fuel can in the next week or two and maybe a test run. Before that, plug will be out for a few hand-pull spins to clear any remaining oil in the cylinder.

-- Oil was replaced after last season so that's good to go.

-- I invested big in one of those smaller Harbor Freight furniture dollies, the one you can get for under $10 on sale. It sits ever so nicely under the middle of the machine, making it almost effortless moving it around when needed. Like most H-F pieces, the wheels needed some grease in the pivot bearings and a squirt of lithium grease in the axles to get things "just right".

-- The thrower barrel is going to need a little paint touch-up at the end of the winter coming up. Looks like it will be easiest to just pul the two impellors and go after that with a brush and some paint. Film at 11 when it happens.

Otherwise... Cooler evenings hint at the winter around the corner. So far, going into its second winter, we are very happy with this machine.

New Husqy ST227P for 2014-15 snow season.

I love my snowblower. Every beat of it's little heart is one mine won't have to take.
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Smile screen shot of service bulletin..

bulletin number B1500013

I have a 2015 model ST327P and it has all been changed, belt guides and idlers look nothing like yours do.
This service bulletin is available online and I would think dealers would have it.

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According to the calendar, snow is coming soon. Meanwhile, weather was high 60F, overnight low about 40F. Both about 10-12 degrees above "average". But I got the itch, so pulled the machine from it's storage spot, uncovered it, and blew a little dust off. Pulled a couple turns on the rope with the spark plug out to clear any remaining ATF left from last spring's pre-store prep. Then reinstalled the plug. Add fresh Sta-Bil-treated fuel to the tank, and follow the pre-start drill with the primer and fuel valve on. Pull once gently on the starter cord just looking for compression towards TDC... the darn thing started right up. I wasn't even trying. Call that a good sign! Shut off the fuel and let it run out at idle. After it cooled off, topped the tank up, cover back on.

Bring on winter!

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I understand the belt issue was for the 2014 models. I did use a ST 224 P last year for about 10 + hrs. and I liked the machine, yes reverse is slow I usually just used the steering clutches to pull the blower back words usually I just pulled it back 5 or 6 ft not a issue for me. I had more problems with my Toro the first few months than I had with the Husky, and I paid $800.xx more for it. Just changed oil last week in the Husky and it does not hold much careful so you do not over fill.

I guess it is your choice as to what you will do but I am impressed with the Husky that I used last winter and will use this winter also. I love my Toro but I think for myself if I had to buy a new blower I would be looking at a Husky. My dealer used to sell Toro and now Husky so they set up both machines .

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For the money you can't beat the top Husqvarna models. If money is not an issue, then Honda top models are the way to go. It always good to wait a year before buying newly released models. Let the early adopters find the bugs and let the manufacturers work out the kinks.
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I'm thinking about returning it.
Hello I just took delivery of new Husqvarna ST 227P (961930097 02)

First thought awesome machine, looks great, assembled easy...
But then....
Some issues

1st the oil level shipped at bare minimum on the stick..
Should I add a little?
The Engine manual states 20oz capacities, one would assume the factory added the correct amount.
If I keep the machine I guess I'll drain and fill with 20oz and see...

2nd get it started all good till I put it in reverse
Reverse is pretty much useless, if it was any slower I'd be going forward
I wish there was a way to speed it up... Is there?
Forward speed's no problem it will go way faster than I'll ever want
Top speed I'm running...

3rd I'm thinking I'll buy some extra belts
I look online for belts, funny everywhere I look doesn't recognize my model # or simple doesn't offer any parts being available ***...
I did finally find some belts after calling sears parts direct both belts shipped will run $35 and change shipped.

During my search for belts I discovered Lot's of folks having issues with Belts on brand new machines...

I know I can buy V belts locally cheap if I have the size...
Seems like Snowblower belts sizes are Top Secret
I know I can take a belt off and measure it, maybe someone around here already has?

Does anyone know the actual size for both belts Drive and Auger??

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Found Impeller belts OEM # and size
Husqvarna OEM #581-832401 (size .4L X 35.4 / 90 CM )
Drive belt OEM 584216102 (size .4L x 38.19)
(measured width of my actual belt's at 1/2" wide)
I used my Husqvarna 10530SBE recently and it worked fine. Tried to start it today and the engine will not
turnover with the electric start. I tried to start it with the recoil starter but it would not turnover with that either.
What can I do?
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Husky looks very nice and seems built tough. I'm looking for a new snowblower, my cub cadet needs some repairs but I don't have time to do it now and paying for it at this time will probably cost a lot and it will not resolve my immediate problem because here it is snowing everyday almost... I need one now but I want to make my decision after doing my research. Thank you for more advice on this model that I'm looking for.
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